Wednesday 12.4: News to Know
FremantleMedia Strikes Multi-Year Development Deal with StyleHaul
FremantleMedia North America has inked a multi-year development deal with StyleHaul, a multi-channel network on YouTube devoted to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content.
Streaming Video News
Believe Entertainment Debuts Jay Mohr-Hosted Game-Show Series on Hulu
Hulu is debuting a new original game-show series today from Believe Entertainment Group called “Money Where Your Mouth Is.”
Netflix Expands CBC Pact, Adds ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ for Canadian Members
Netflix reached an expanded licensing agreement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., adding new seasons of the pubcaster’s shows already on the video-streaming service as well as period drama “Murdoch Mysteries.”
Netflix meets with officials on French launch
Online video company Netflix met with the French president’s staff on Tuesday to discuss a possible launch of its streaming service in Europe’s third-largest market, in what would be a blow to traditional television companies.
BSkyB Opens Movie Streaming Service to Non-subscribers
U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB has opened up its movie streaming service, Skystore, to non-subscribers, making more than 1,200 titles available to everyone in the U.K. and Ireland.Skystore can be accessed now on a range of platforms, including Now TV Box, Roku and the YouView box, and through its new website,www.skystore.com.
‘EASTSIDERS’ WEB SERIES IS MOVIN’ ON UP WITH NOMINATION FROM INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY
It seems the International Press Academy has recognized the power of digital video at long last. Nominations for their prestigious Satellite Award this year included a fascinating (to us anyway) new category: Original Short-Format Video.
DirecTV Invests in Two Digital Entertainment Startups
DirecTV announced that it has made strategic investments in two digital entertainment startups — video-aggregation provider LiveClips and second-screen app developer i.TV — and the satcaster is working with both to integrate their technology in its own offerings.
Olympic Diver Tom Daley Reveals Gay Relationship on YouTube
Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out as bisexual, announcing the news through a YouTubevideo. The 19-year-old British athlete spoke openly about his relationship with a man in a 5-minute clip that has gone viral, amassing almost 1 million views in a few hours.
AmEx Small Business Saturday Spot Pops on YouTube
The brand’s touching 30-second spot generated a surprising 8 million-plus views on YouTube last week, according to the latest data from VidIQ. In fact, unlike recent months, when long-form, made-for-the-Web videos ruled the VideoWatch/VidIQ charts, the top four clips were repurposed from TV in what was a relatively quiet Thanksgiving Week.
NY Times Releases Documentary Short Film About a ‘Lost Boy’ in Atlanta (Exclusive)
Earlier this summer, The New York Times launched “Times Documentaries,” an online video programming initiative devoted to covering interesting social, political, and human-interest stories via original short documentary films.
THE YOUNG TURKS TO HOLD 24-HOUR LIVESTREAM AS THANKS FOR SUCCESSFUL INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN
To celebrate the success of their recent Indiegogo campaign (despite what some people felt about it), The Young Turks are holding a 24-hour livestream event from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6 as a sort of thank you to all the folks who contributed money to The Young Turks’ cause.
Disney China Inks Digital Joint Venture With Shanghai Media Group’s BesTV
The Walt Disney Company China and Shanghai Media Group’s BesTV New Media unit have formed a joint venture to combine the two companies’ technology and marketing skills to tap into China’s booming digital industry and market.Tags: American Express, BesTV, BSkyB, direcTV, Documentary, FremantleMedia, Hulu, hulu plus, i.TV, LiveClips, MCN, Netflix, News2Know, NY Times, Shanghai Media, StyleHaul, The Young Turks, youtube